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Thread: Did you ever want a "whole house music system"? I put mine together for <$300

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    @hockeysc23 So the answer is yes. You can stream the TV in to other rooms.

    The TV needs to be on, playing to the sonos in the one room. Then you group that room with the other room and boom! TV sound in both rooms.

    Hope that helps. Cheers.

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    Thank you @DocDave

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    For anyone into the Google ecosystem, you can buy a few Chromecast or Chromecast audios (starting at $20) to use your existing speakers or receivers and you can use your Google home soeakers (which you may already have in each room)

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    Quick update on the Sonos Beam and surround sound. I have been playing around with speaker placement and the settings on the app. I must say, I am really enjoying the quality of surround sound. I realize it has only been a week or so, but the surround sound is working out nicely.

    I just ordered some stands from Amazon to strategically place the speakers in the room. This will, I hope, enhance the overall sound experience.

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    The best thing about Sonos is the ease of use. My parents were able to set it up... without MY HELP! It's not cheap, but I don't think it's overly expensive either, especially with it's ability to scale. I started with it about 7 years ago in 2 rooms and have scaled to having 8 different zones now. It's nice to be able to let the kids play what they want and the adults do the same when we're having a get together.

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    When the sonos works, I think it is brilliant. When the system unexpectedly drops speakers or I cannot connect to certain zones, I think the sonos is the worst system in the world. I also don't appreciate having to do system updates or risk not having my speakers working until I apply the update.

    I am happy with the system, and like I said. When it works, which is probably 95% of the time, the system sounds great. That remaining 5% though is enough to make me want to punch someone in the throat.

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    Something to be aware of for those who have, or are considering a Sonos system...

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/why-is...eason-hold-up/

    and

    https://www.zdnet.com/video/sonos-is...into-a-corner/
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    Yeah, I read that article too @minty007. I am keenly aware that I am at the mercy of the sonos company...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocDave View Post
    Yeah, I read that article too @minty007. I am keenly aware that I am at the mercy of the sonos company...
    Today our speakers, tomorrow... our cars? Not sure where, or if it will end
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    Quote Originally Posted by minty007 View Post
    Something to be aware of for those who have, or are considering a Sonos system...

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/why-is...eason-hold-up/

    and

    https://www.zdnet.com/video/sonos-is...into-a-corner/
    Quote Originally Posted by DocDave View Post
    Yeah, I read that article too @minty007. I am keenly aware that I am at the mercy of the sonos company...
    Quote Originally Posted by minty007 View Post
    Today our speakers, tomorrow... our cars? Not sure where, or if it will end
    Planned obsolescence has been a marketing device for years.

    Even more so with tech devices. I still remember the first time I threw out nice computer speaker system (two speakers and a woofer) because one speaker crapped out and it was impossible to buy a replacement. And the system wouldn't work without that speaker.

    I hate tossing stuff in the landfill. But we don't have much choice.
    WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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